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September 13th, 2012

Deputies Seize 19 Dogs

September 13, 2012

CELINA — Law enforcement officials in Mercer County seized 19 dogs from a residence on Ohio 49 on Wednesday.

In a news release, Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said deputies executed a search warrant at 972 State Route 49 in reference to an investigation involving conditions of animals, specifically dogs on the property.

Upon searching the property, deputies discovered a large number of dogs located in several buildings, including the main house, out buildings and campers on the property. Deputies estimated there to be 150 to 200 dogs on the property.

Project Celebrated

September 13, 2012

ST. MARYS — An anchor of St. Marys Square celebrated three months of construction with cake, balloons and an appearance by one of the most recognizable characters in the world.

Jeff and Mary Monfort hosted a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday night to mark the completion of a renovation project at their McDonald’s restaurant at 1206 Indiana Ave. in St. Marys. Balloons hung from the  rafters and visitors to the eatery enjoyed cake and had the chance to meet Ronald McDonald.

September 12th

Chamber Continues Work

September 12, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce Director Scott Frey visited with New Bremen Village Councilors during their meeting Tuesday evening, updating them on the happenings at the chamber.

Frey brought the guestbook from the Lockkeeper’s House with him to showcase the amount of visitors to the visitor’s center and how far they’ve traveled.

Village To Revamp Roads

September 12, 2012

NEW KNOXVILLE — The village of New Knoxville will be working to improve its streets next year with help from grant funds from the county.

Pair Indicted In Burglaries

September 12, 2012

WAPAKONETA — Two people have been charged in connection with a string of burglaries in eastern Auglaize County.

In a news release, Auglaize County Sheriff Al Solomon announced the arrests following an investigation by detectives from the Wapakoneta Police Department and sheriff’s deputies.

The case centered on a number of residential burglaries in the Wapakoneta, Uniopolis and Waynesfield areas.

September 11th

ACDD Explores Security Upgrades

September 11, 2012

NEW BREMEN — Clients being transferred through the Auglaize County Department of Developmental Disabilities will soon be receiving cameras in their transportation vehicles.

Superintendent Al Willis noted Transportation Superintendent Barack Wells will be presenting further on the addition of cameras on the school buses at the board’s November meeting, but Willis said he met with Barack, along with representatives from the bus company Peterman, a few months ago to start talks.

Search Progresses For SSD

September 11, 2012

ST. MARYS — The next phase in St. Marys Mayor Pat McGowan’s search for a new safety-service director started this week.

The deadline for applications for the position was Friday. Now, McGowan is tasked with finding the city’s second safety-service director in less than a year, after Jason Little announced his resignation in August, which is effective Oct. 26.

September 10th

Volunteers Help Farm Thrive

September 10, 2012

CRIDERSVILLE — In the Equestrian Therapy Program at Fassett Farm, a child with autism can learn confidence and a woman with multiple sclerosis can regain her ability to walk, and volunteers drive the farm’s ability to serve riders in a more than 10-county radius.

September 7th

75 Years Ago: New School Year, Signs Added

September 7, 2012

"Leader Look Back" is a collection of stories and headlines from 75, 50 and 25 years ago this week. This week's edition examines stories from Sept. 4-10, 1937, 1962 and 1987.

75 years ago: School started for pupils in St. Marys.

The Ethiopian Clowns defeated the St. Marys Eagles 8 to 3 at Memorial Field in front of a large crowd.

Senior Excels In Classes, Athletics

September 7, 2012

ST. MARYS — When Jaclyn Smith graduates from St. Marys Memorial High School in 2013, she is going to miss her classmates and all of the enjoyable activities she has participated in as a St. Marys student.

“The small group of classmates I grew up with and that made me the person I am,” Smith said of what she will miss after graduation. “I’m going to miss all of the fun high school activities that go on.”

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